societal prosperity

Aug 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs

New research finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted.

Jun 20, 2016  |  Partners

NC State to Lead Southeast Manufacturing Innovation Hub

NC State University will lead the Southeast hub for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

Jun 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

NC State Engineers to Help Further Civilian Nuclear Energy in Vietnam

NC State University to help train Vietnamese engineers on civilian nuclear energy.

Jun 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

Helping African-American Young Adults Cope With the Consequences of Discrimination

Be proud of being Black, take care of your mental health, and find constructive ways to confront institutional racism. That’s the advice that a team of psychology researchers has for young African-American adults who are dealing with the consequences of racial discrimination.

May 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Nonprofit Exec Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

Research finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems – with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. The study also found that most nonprofit executives do not leave their positions due to voluntary retirement, as previously thought.

May 11, 2016  |  The Abstract

Looking for an Oasis in America’s Food Deserts

Where does your food come from? For many in the United States, getting nutritious, fresh food is not as easy as making a quick trip to the supermarket.

May 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk

NC State research shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed – so-called “medication adherence” – and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.

Apr 4, 2016  |  The Abstract

How Forecasting Water Reclamation Use Can Save Money, Water Resources

A changing climate and recent droughts in the South and West highlight the need to make the most of our limited water resources. One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation – but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water.

Mar 4, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Sheds New Light on Post-Operative Bleeding in Newborns

A new study finds significant differences between the blood clot structure in adults and newborns, helping researchers better understand the challenges in addressing post-operative bleeding in neonatal patients. The researchers also found that the current standard of care for treating post-operative bleeding may pose an increased risk of thrombosis in newborns compared to adults, which researchers hadn’t suspected.

Mar 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers ID Risk Factors That Predict Violence in Adults With Mental Illness

Researchers have identified three risk factors that make adults with mental illness more likely to engage in violent behavior. The findings give mental health professionals and others working with adults with mental illness a suite of characteristics they can use as potential warning signs, allowing them to intervene and hopefully prevent violent behavior.